Updated: Friday, 23 May 2014 23:00 | By Bang

Candice Swanepoel tops Maxim's Hot 100 list

Candice Swanepoel has topped Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list to be named the sexiest woman in the world.


Candice Swanepoel has topped Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list to be named the sexiest woman in the world.

Candice Swanepoel has topped Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list to be named the sexiest woman in the world.

Candice Swanepoel has topped Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list.

The Victoria's Secret model - whose been working with the brand since 2007 - is thrilled to have been named the sexiest woman in the world by the American men's publication after beating a host of beautiful and ''talented'' ladies to the top spot.

The magazine announced the result on Twitter, posting: ''And now the moment you've been waiting for. The 2014 #MaximHot100 number one is...@AngelCandice! (sic)''

The 25-year-old blonde beauty said: ''It's a huge honour to be Maxim's No. 1, among so many beautiful and talented women! It's a great feeling.''

Maxim creative director Paul Martinez, insists the model is the embodiment of perfection with a combination of beauty and brains.

He explained: ''Candice Swanepoel is the ideal embodiment of the new Maxim brand: stunning, sophisticated, elegant. It's not only her flawless beauty and effortless grace that have garnered her the coveted 2014 Hot 100 number one placement, but also her business acumen.

''She has risen to become one of the world's top supermodels and has transcended the accolade to become a global brand. It's hard to imagine a woman more perfect.''

Other notable entries include Scarlett Johansson, who climbed up from 15th spot in 2013's list to secure second place, while Katy Perry and Irina Shayk - the girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo - landed the third and fourth spots respectively.

'Hunger Games' actress Jennifer Lawrence also made the top five, retaining the same position as last year.

Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list top 10:

1. Candice Swanepoel

2. Scarlett Johansson

3. Katy Perry

4. Irina Shayk

5. Jennifer Lawrence

6. Zooey Deschanel

7. Alessandra Ambrosio

8. Jessica Alba

9. Mila Kunis

10. Cara Delevingne

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